I have been traveling the world for 35 + years and this is by far the worst hotel I have ever stayed in.
Some hotels have been a bit shabby, but their character made up for it; some were expensive, but very luxurious, some were over priced but comfortable never the less.
The Ibis Budget is truly awful;
I paid 42 british pounds, plus a fiver for a very basic, toast and cereal breakfast, and.. another fiver for parking per day!
There was a price board lit up for the whole of my stay stating the rate at 28 pounds. I asked why I could not have this rate and got no satisfactory answer.
The room was simply a shower room with a (very, very )poor bed in it; the toilet was in a tiny cupboard. the bed was a wooden block with the cheapest and nastiest mattress I have ever seen with springs popping through the cover.
Servicing was extremely minimal- I took a cup of tea to the room- yes, no kettle, cups, glasses, fridge , ironing board, wardrobe, or anything else in the room- and the 3 cups stayed there each day. They are probably still there.
The shower head pulled off, the toilet ran all the time, the cheap crappy blind did not keep much light out, .........
I think you are getting the picture?
Avoid this at all costs- you can get much, MUCH better in the area fro the same or less money
If you re the owner or manager of Ibis reading this; Buck up- this is shocking and a terrible advert for the UK. If a foreign guest were to stay in your hotel, I fear they may never return to the country!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Raphaella YVER, the Manager of the Hotel ibis budget Southampton Centre would like to welcome you. Hotel ibis budget Southampton Centre is a low-cost hotel situated in central Southampton, close to the shopping and nightlife of Southampton city centre and easily accessible from the M27. The hotel has 124 contemporary guest rooms and is 100% non-smoking. Each room has en-suite shower, air cooling and flat-screen TV with freeview channels. Free WI-FI throughout. 24/7 reception, 24/7 snacks/drinks and as much as you can eat buffet breakfast at £5.50. On-site car-park from £6 for 24 hours. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Etap Southampton